Cargill Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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Cargill President & CEO David W. MacLennan
David W. MacLennan
999 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance and atmosphere(in 159 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and stable environent(in 141 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "High workload so It's difficult to hace work life balance(in 118 reviews)

  • "Poor management; employees work long hours on projects that aren’t efficiently managed or are eventually shelved or eliminated entirely(in 84 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      May 1, 2021 - Chemical Process Operator in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great group of people to work with

      Cons

      None that I can see

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Kinda like middle school all over again

      Apr 17, 2021 - Multiple Positions in Friona, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay somewhat, after taxes though you really only make around 500. The hourly rate IS 18 hourly, 18 25 when you get your white hat Very lenient If you smoke green, this place doesn't care to the extent that people smoke their pens in conference room B like it's nothing If you're Hispanic this is a optimal environment for you Depending on who you are people can be really really kind and awesome. But generally you'll be looked down upon

      Cons

      Petty petty petty, can't stress this enough. The whole color hat coordination thing REALLY gets to people's heads. Pay somewhat Never have a secure position, at any time no matter how much you like your job it can be taken by someone else and then you will be moved to a different job Navigating the hallway to get to your designated job site can be impossible as people won't move for you, usually have chat hour in the hallway, will intentionally slow down or block you. Favoritism is huge here, to the extent that some individuals can even get raises or placed in higher positions simply because they are liked. Women with..."assets" are treated considerably better by generally everyone. If you're new, you will be expected to work multiple jobs. Multiple OSHA violations going on every where you look You work Monday through Saturday

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall Good

      May 5, 2021 - Human Resources Generalist in Dayton, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The management was great. I had an awesome HR Assistant Manager. My team that I worked with was a family.

      Cons

      Their HR reduction was based off of favorites and was very poorly rolled out and the corporate executives were not transparent and did not communicate well.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Transformation meant not caring for employee experience and contribution. It is all about their money.

      Apr 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company had for a number of years great policies about making people thrive and be productive. They respected contributions, loyalty, etc. Although a huge company, it still had the feeling of a big family.

      Cons

      While the company is in business to make money, which is completely respectable and indeed totally justified, the current trend of just focusing on the money, not anymore on the well being of their performers and contributors, getting rid of their most experienced people to get "new blood", and reducing costs. There is no respect anymore for the people who helped the company to reach to where it is right this moment. HR and senior management is going for the "cheap" and forgetting about quality. Too bad people remaining still have the fear of losing their job every single day, not being thought of like they are people, but just a number. I guess they can be proud of making a lot of money by trumping over their employees and showing zero respect.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      May 5, 2021 - Demand Planner in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and work life balance

      Cons

      Political work environment, decision making rights is unclear.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Values Based, but Slow to Changes

      Apr 19, 2021 - Business Process Manager in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong ethics, value based company with diverse opportunities globally. Strong financially and working to being around for the next 150 years - no short-sightedness which is terrific if you like stability.

      Cons

      Still a white man's world. Slow to adopt changes in the matrixed organization. Also, the accountability of managers keeps decreasing year by year.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent company to work for

      Apr 27, 2021 - Retail Account Representative in Gainesville, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is always assistance available and there is an appropriate relationship between higher ups and lower level employees.

      Cons

      I have none at this time.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great

      Apr 29, 2021 - Independent Contractor in Chi Chil Tah, NM
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Time with the company was good

      Cons

      Time of the last five was good

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work after graduation, fast paced, steep learning curve

      Apr 26, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Big company, lots of growth opportunities

      Cons

      Not for everyone, work life balance

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Working hard to change the culture.

      Apr 15, 2021 - Utilities Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced manufacturing environment. Something new to work on everyday. Supportive leadership.

      Cons

      Current union work force is causing a toxic work culture that tends to cause more problems than benefits.

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